A number of exhibitors will be conducting special presentations about their products. A special Vendor Showcase Theater will be set in the Expo for these 60-minute sessions about cutting-edge services, tools, and products. The schedule and details of these presentations is below.
Monday, 6 May, 10:00-11:00 AM
Generating Revenue across Multiple Screens
By the year 2013 mobile devices will outnumber PCs five to one. This presentation provides advice for building a proper workflow that leverages the growth in mobile devices, turning your documentation group into a key business asset that generates revenue. It covers topics from information gathering to multi-screen publishing. This presentation will give the audience a look at the right mindset so you can avoid pitfalls, and incorporate the right mobile workflow for your business strategy making content the most pivotal aspect to a company’s success.
Monday, 6 May, 2:00-3:00 PM
Selecting the Right Approach When Converting Legacy Content to DITA
When undertaking legacy content conversion, documentation teams have traditionally chosen between using in-house resources or outsourcing the work to external consultants/conversion specialists. Stilo’s Migrate cloud conversion service now provides a radically different approach that combines the best of in-house and outsourced alternatives to help convert DocBook, FrameMaker, Word, InDesign, and RoboHelp documents to DITA in real-time, on-demand. Whether a conversion is 85% or 95% effective makes a massive difference to the amount of manual clean-up that may be required, as well as the corresponding impact on the total project time and costs. A poor conversion can create more problems than it solves. Learn how to find the approach that will work best for you with a live demonstration and review of Migrate.
Monday, 6 May, 3:30-4:30 PM
What You Need to Know About the Math Stack: MathML, MathJax, HTML5, and EPUB 3
MathML is a well-known and widely used standard for encoding mathematics within XML workflows, but what you may not know is that MathML is not just a standard that affects your internal workflow, used only for storage and converted to images when you need to present your content to your audience. MathML is a key part of the digital publishing revolution toward enriched content. Its recent inclusion into the HTML5 and EPUB 3 standards is helping to bring to fruition the promise of interactive content for math-based industries around the world. We’ll discuss how the Math Stack, consisting of MathML, MathJax, HTML5, and EPUB 3, can enhance your math content in this exciting digital publishing era.
Design Science, Inc.
Tuesday, 7 May, 10:00-11:00 AM
How Is SmartDocs Unique?
SmartDocs makes Word better for all of your company’s writers. SmartDocs is the only content management solution that allows your company’s writers to author, track, manage, and reuse content without leaving their Microsoft Word environment. It’s easy to learn and use, affordable and scalable for any size company, and unifies all writers: technical, proposal, policy and procedure, instructional design, etc. With SmartDocs, content is authored once, approved once, and then reused over and over again. Track, share, search, find, and reuse your content across documents and across departments. Attend this demonstration to learn how SmartDocs allows writers to take advantage of content reuse directly in MS Word by incorporating its many features.
Tuesday, 7 May, 1:00-2:00 PM
Information Mapping: What Is It? How Can It Help Me?
Have you heard about Information Mapping and want to find out more about what it is and what’s in it for you? Then this is the perfect opportunity. Information Mapping is a research-based, structured authoring Method. It is used as a content standard internationally to help make information, faster to write, easier to read, and simpler to understand. This session will help you learn how the human mind reads and remembers information; discover how the Method makes content easier to find and use; learn how you can analyze, organize, and present information clearly and consistently; and see the benefits of using the Method.
Information Mapping, US
Tuesday, 7 May, 2:30-3:30
HelpServer, the CMS to Create and Organize Help and Documentation
HelpServer is a Web- and server-based component content management system for creating, managing, reusing, and delivering multilingual documentation and contextual help via the Web in true real time. HelpServer’s Web and server-based approach allows authors to work together from anywhere in the world and continuously update and improve content that is stored in a database on a Web server without the need to export and FTP static files each time content did change.
Tuesday, 7 May, 4:00-5:00 PM
Description to come.